McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Geology and Mineralogy

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Science professionals, writers, and students everywhere will want to have this exhaustive guide to the terms and expressions used in modern geology and mineralogy. The dictionary contains 7,000 terms, covering physical geology, historical geology, plate tectonics, petrology, stratigraphy, and more?each with definition identified by the field in which it is primarily used. Also included are helpful cross references, plus an appendix with SI ...
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Overview

Science professionals, writers, and students everywhere will want to have this exhaustive guide to the terms and expressions used in modern geology and mineralogy. The dictionary contains 7,000 terms, covering physical geology, historical geology, plate tectonics, petrology, stratigraphy, and more—each with definition identified by the field in which it is primarily used. Also included are helpful cross references, plus an appendix with SI units, conversion tables, periodic table, and geological time scale.

Geology & Mineralogy Authoritative—Comprehensive—Current. Carefully reviewed to ensure its accuracy, clarity, and completeness, the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Geology and Mineralogy puts a wealth of essential information at your fingertips. Whether you're a professional, a student, a writer, or a general raeder with science curiosity, this comprehensive resource defines the current language of geology and mineralogy and gives you a better understanding of the ideas and concepts you need to know. The McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Geology and Mineralogy is based on the renowned McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, Fifth Edition, the universal reference choice for the international scientific community—researchers, scientists, engineers, technicians, educators, and writers—and general readers with an interest in science.

"All text in this dictionary was published previously in the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 5th edition."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070524323
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 2/1/1997
  • Series: McGraw-Hill Series
  • Pages: 330
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.31 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface.
How to Use the Dictionary.
Pronunciation Key.
Dictionary.
Appendix.
Equivalents of commonly used units for the U.
S.
Customary System and the metric system.
Conversion factors for the U.
S.
Customary System, metric system, and International System.
Some historic volcanic eruptions since the eleventh century.
Principal regions of a standard earth model.
Physical properties of some common rocks.
Approximate composition of ore elements in earth's crust and in ores.
Elemental composition of earth's crust based on igneous and sedimentary rock.
Compositions of important of earth's crust and the average continental crust.
The earth's layers and their seismic velocities.
Some useful indicator plants in mineral prospecting.
Geological column and scale of time.
Minerals found in meteorites.
Types of volcanic structure.
Physical properties of some common rocks.
Hardness, specific gravity, and refractive indices of gem materials.
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